Thursday, September 10, 2015

Summers last days



Its hard to believe fall is almost here. The golden rod is just about done blooming and The Asters and Helianthus decorate the first 12 miles of my gravel commute....
A teeny tiny spot of color here and there splash the mountain side with the leaves changing color... summer is coming to an end.... I even saw a couple of Praying Mantis side by side in my Kale,, I do believe they were getting acquainted ;) as mating season is in fall................

We welcomed September with a visit from my sister and Brother in law. It was a fun 4 day stint, filled with Hiking, fishing, swimming, campfires and just enjoying eachothers company. We were able to show them some of the beauty that surrounds us and enjoy the last of the warm days that are oh so numbered ..
Robb also took his brother in law into one of the bee yards. They checked some nucleus hives and this will probably one of the last inspections before we tuck the bees in for winter..

My Fall garden is planted. I have Broccoli, Cabbage, Peas, Arugala, Kale, Lettuce, Carrots and spinach and radish in the ground.
Sweet potatoes still have some time before harvest, and my peppers have suddenly taken off after a long season of procrastinating, so a bounty should follow soon.... Bouquets are still decorating our tables and we are still getting a handful of tomatoes here and there, and grateful for the 200 lb + bounty we harvested this year. We will still have  *summer In  jar* come winter....

The Cools